9 June / The British Rallycross Championship announces on its social media channels that the planned visit to Mondello Park in Ireland will be postponed because of COVID-19 measures. The statement says “The team is currently working on dates and a replacement will be announced in due course.”
11 June / Rallycross Loheac publishes information to say that it will be able to have up to 10,000 spectators present during its FIA World Rallycross Championship event in September. It had previously been expected that the event would run behind closed doors, so the announcement is a positive change. Weekend tickets for the event are priced at €65 and there are requirements for all visitors to be vaccinated or PCR tested.
11 June / Timmy Hansen is confirmed as a driver in the 2020 FIA World Rallycross Championship. Hansen, the 2019 champion, will join younger brother Kevin in a pair of Peugeot 208s run by Hansen World RX Team. “We’ve been working really hard and the car feels much better now than it did in 2020. All the great ideas and talented people working with us have made a big difference, even as a small team that’s improving step-by-step. We might have a good shot at competing for the title this year, but let’s see how it goes!” said Hansen.
12 June / Sweden’s SM Rallycross series moves to Pitea for a double-header weekend comprising round three and four. Jim Jansson (Subaru Impreza) qualifies third in the headline 2400 category but then wins his semi-final as a springboard to taking victory in the final. Simon Claesson (Volvo S40) was top qualifier but finished the event in third place, Leo Ivarsson (Citroen Xsara) grabbing second place. Among the 2150 runners top qualifier Niklas Eriksson (BMW E30) ended his day with retirement in the semi-final and Bjorn Putte Alvarsson climbed from being third at the intermediate to take the win in his Porsche 944. David Hjertberg (BMW E30) was second with Klara Andersson (BMW 120) third . Oskar Hellstrom (BMW E30) won the Junior final. Filip Martinsson (BMW E36) had been top qualifier and won his semi final but went out in the first lap of the final. Alexander Jeppsson (BMW 325) and Joel Uhr (Saab 900) completed the podium. 10 Supercar Lites took part in the event, Martin Ekspjuth emerging as the winner ahead of Martin Enlund with top qualifier Niklas Aneklev slipping to third in the final.
13 June / The Estonian Rallycross Championship begins at Laitse Rally Park where Edijs Oss takes the victory in his new Skoda Fabia Supercar. Starting the Est RX season in style, Latvian Oss is fastest in the first and third qualifiers before winning the final ahead of Maiko Tamm (Mitsubishi Lancer Evo) and Seido Nommkula (Peugeot 207). Janno Ligur (Skoda Fabia) is fastest in the second and third qualifiers to be top qualifier in Super1600 and moves on to take the win in the final ahead of Arvo Kask (Fabia) and Kevin Allik (Mitsubishi Colt). Andreas Aulik (VW Golf) is best of the Junior racers and Kristaps Grunte (BMW 120) wins the TouringCar final. Crosskart spawns an enormous 37-car field in which Sten Oja is top qualifier, but does not finish the final in which Joosep Ralf Nogen (Speedcar Xtreme) takes the win and is flanked on the podium by Finns Pasi Penttinen (Speedcar Wonder) and Jarkko Aronen (Speedcar Xtreme).
13 June / RX Portugal moves to Montalegre for the delayed second round of its 2021 season and witnesses a dominant performance by Hungarian racer Tamas Karai who made the trip to Portugal to learn the track and test his Audi S1. Oscar Ortfeldt (Fiesta) won Q4 after Karai made a slow start, but it was the Hungarian who regained control in the final. It was a visiting driver who claimed the Super1600 win too, Yuri Belevskiy (Audi A1) topping the order. Joao Ribeiro (Skoda Fabia) placed second with Mario Barbosa (Citroen Saxo) third after a tussle with Antonio Sousa. Rafael Rego (Citroen Saxo) won the Junior final, Bruno campos was best of the National 2WD class and Andre Ferreira (Peugeot 106) won the National 1.6 class. The Crosskart catgegory was won by Santino Mendes while Hugo Bueno repeated his dominance from round one to win the Junior section.
13 June / The FIA CEZ rallycross Championship took place at Greinbach in Austria where it shared the bill with the Austrian and Slovakian national series. Hungarian racer “Luigi” continued his strong run of recent form to take his second CEZ event win of the year, leading home defending champion Zbigniew Staniszewski (Fiesta). Czech Ales Fucik (VW Polo) completed the podium finishers on a day when Austrian veteran Alois Holler was not classified having disqualified from Q1 and non-finishing Q2. Super1600 brought more success for Hungary as Balazs Kormoczi (Suzuki Swift) won the final ahead of Jan Cerny (Skoda Citigo) and Dominik Senegacnik (VW Polo). In the three SuperTouringCar (STC) classes there was success in the over 2000cc section for Pawel Melon (BMW M2), for Roman Castoral (Opel Astra) among the 2000cc class and Austrian Daniel Karlovits (Honda Civic) in the 1600cc section.
13 June / Jim Jansson (Subaru Impreza) makes it two from two in the north of Sweden by winning round four of SM Rallycross at Pitea. Robin Sataro (Toyota Corolla) and Viktor Johansson (Mercedes 190) complete the podium finishers. After a dismal day in round three when he non-qualified, Max Forsman came back strong and won the 2150 section in round four. The BMW E36 driver led home Jens Hogbom and Oscar Carlsson (both BMW E36). Oskar Hellstrom (BMW E30) was best of the Junior racers again and Nils Andersson was another to rebound from a difficult first day and take victory, the Supercar Lites racer leading home Casper Jansson and Martin Ekspjuth.
15 June / The Norwegian ASN, the NBF, confirms that the first round of the 2021 NM Rallycross season will go ahead this weekend at Gardemoen. The event will not allow spectators but will be broadcast on direktesport.no At Gardemoen the first of this year’s scheduled five events will run four class on Saturday and the remaining three categories on Sunday. The Supercar/Open category is led by Sivert Svardal (VW Polo) and series veteran Stein Egil Jenssen (Ford Fiesta). Jonas Dalseth Jacobsen (VW Polo) starts as favourite among the over 2400cc Supernational drivers. While Supercar runs in the events, the NBF has also confirmed that the Norwegian Championship title for Supercars and Supercar Lites will take place over a single event at Grenland on 24-25 July.
16 June / Former British Touring Car Champion Andrew Jordan reveals that he has bought a rallycross Supercar and plans to race it later this year. Jordan has bought an OMSE-built Ford Fiesta last raced by Jack Thorne who acquired it from JC Raceteknik in 2019. The car was previously raced by Thomas Bryntesson. Jordan’s JRT company is rebuilding the Fiesta and is expecting to run it in the last three British Rallycross 5 Nations events at Knockhill, Lydden Hill and Spa later this year. Talking to Motorsport News Jordan said “I’ve always been about the results in anything we race which is good in a way and bad in another. We’ve got a great bunch of people at JRT and we’re all mates so the thought of going and doing European rallycross at Holjes or Hell, I’ll want to do well, but it will be a cool adventure. I want to enjoy the whole project rather than it just being all about the results.”
This weekend / National racing begins in Norway and France continues with round two at Essay.
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